Gassaway, West Virginia

Gassaway, West Virginia (WV), a community on the Elk River in Braxton County, was incorporated in 1905 and named for Henry Gassaway Davis, a pioneer industrialist and a U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1871-1883. Henry Gassaway Davis platted the town in 1904 as a station on the Coal & Coke Railway, a railroad he established that traveled from Elkins, West Virginia, to the Kanawha River at Charleston. The Gassaway Depot is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Lodging near Gassaway, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation

Sutton Lake and the the Elk River Wildlife Management Area are located five miles east of Gassaway.


Gassaway is located approximately four miles west of the I-79 expressway at Sutton, West Virginia, 60 miles east of Charleston, West Virginia, and 70 miles southwest of Elkins, West Virginia. 

Map of Gassaway, West Virginia

Regional Information

Gassaway is located in the Heartland Region in central West Virginia.